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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Pluvianus aegyptius Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Glareolidae Family
 19-21 cm Length
Breed on sandbars in large rivers. , grassland & deserts and scrub. Between Range follow link Range:- Endemic to Habitat
Altitude
Range
2-3 eggs buried in sand not incubated. parents. Clutch
It has been reported that they fly into crocodiles mouths to eat decaying meat from their teeth. Mainly insects. Food  
  Habits
3162 - TSN: 176758 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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AKA:- Czech: Behulík pestrý, běhulík pestrý
Danish: Krokodillevogter
German: Krokodilwächter
English: Crocodile bird, Crocodile Plover, Crocodilebird, Crocodile-bird, Egyptian Courser, Egyptian Plover
Spanish: Corredora Egipcia, Pluvial
Estonian: krokodillilind
Finnish: Krokotiilinvartija
French: Pluvian d'Egypte, Pluvian d'Égypte, Pluvian fluviatile
Hebrew: תנינן מצרי
Icelandic: Eyrarlápa
Italian: Guardiano dei coccodrilli
Japanese: nairuchidori
Japanese: ナイルチドリ
Latin: Pluvianus aegyptius, Pluvianus aegyptius angolae
Lithuanian: Egiptinis lakstūnas
Dutch: Krokodilwachter
Norwegian: Krokodillevokter
Polish: pijawnik
Portuguese: Ave-do-crocodilo
Russian: Египетский бегунок
Slovak: Krokodíliar žltobruchý
Slovenian: krokodilji tekalec
Swedish: Krokodilväktare
Turkish: timsah kuşu, timsahkuşu
Chinese: 埃及燕鸻

Range:-

Angola

Benin

Burkina Faso

Burundi Rare/Accidental

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Congo

Democratic Rep. of Congo

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Islas Canarias Rare/Accidental

Kenya Rare/Accidental

Liberia

Libya Rare/Accidental

Mali

Mauritania

Niger

Senegal

Sierra Leone

South Sudan

Spain

Sudan

Togo

Uganda

Sub-species

Pluvianus aegyptius
Pluvianus aegyptius aegyptius
Pluvianus aegyptius angolae
Pluvianus aegyptius angolae

 

 

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